|Your reading list should be the first place you go to look for books. They can be found on your Moodle module sites. You can search the Reading Lists database here.|
|From here you can access the library catalogue to see if the book is available. If it is available as an e-book, you can access the online version here too.|
The Library catalogue
If you are searching for a particular book, type in the author's surname and a few words from the title. Note: the search box will not recognise abbreviations or punctuation. If you are searching for books around a particular subject, eg. urban regeneration, type these keywords into the search box.
The catalogue record for each title will give you the Class Number of the book, how long you can borrow it for, and whether it is Available (ie. on the shelf). Use the library map to find the correct floor. The books are arranged in numerical order. Signs at the end of each bay of books let you know the class number range for that bay.
Key shelf mark numbers for Criminology
Books about the same subject are assigned the same shelf mark (or class number or class mark or shelf mark or call number) number. You'll find the number on the spine of each book.
340 / 340.5 / 349.42 Law / English legal system
340.07 Legal method / legal skills
345 Criminal law
345.05 Criminal justice process / sentencing
364.072 Research methods for criminology
364.1 Criminal offenses
364.2 Causes of crime and delinquency
364.4 Prevention of crime and delinquency
364.9 Historical, geographic, persons treatment of crime and its alleviation
364.942 Criminal justice
364.973 American criminology
365.941 Prisons and police custody
You can find many books on academic writing, writing for essays, dissertations, research etc. in the library. Here are a few to get you started.
Ebook database where you can read ebooks online, download titles, and print page ranges from the thousands of ebooks available.
(Once you've clicked on the above link, click on to get into the database)